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Equippo Team

Michael Rohmeder, CEO & Founder

I bought my first machine at age 14 and I’m working with heavy equipment since then! My wife and kids are very important to me and huge Equippo fans. I spent 10 years working for Ritchie Brothers and now love working with the great Equippo team on a big vision. I love making our customers happy and more successful by making difficult deals happen online and easy. Find me on Twitter @rohmeder

Philipp Knobel, CTO & Founder

I’ve been fascinated by technology since a very early age. It’s amazing to see how new technologies influence and change the way we work and live. I’m CTO at Equippo and have worked in software development for over 15 years. I enjoy spending my free time with my family outdoors, skiing, sailing, and scuba diving. Working with a great, worldwide team to build a super-easy marketplace for construction equipment makes me happy.

Paul Williamson, Vice President

I have worked in the capital equipment business most of my career developing international distribution networks. I love the construction equipment world and working with some of the World's largest construction companies. I am always fascinated by the scale and complexity of some of the projects I visit around the globe. It gives me great satisfaction to provide our customers a great service in re-marketing their equipment wherever in the World that requirement might be.

François Boucher, Vice President

Corentin Boucher, Auction Manager

After I drove my first dumper at the age of 8, my steps led me to the worldwide machinery industry. After years living in different countries in Asia, America and Europe, I learned the strength of multi-cultural teams and an expertise of equipment. I specialized in the auction business, and seek to offer a very different approach through a high-quality service. On my free time, I am a rugby fan/player, as well as a sailor and surfer.

Ronny Pankratz, Private Sale Director

Ronny Pankratz was co-founder and CEO of Sellma.com. He is involved in building our processes and winning customers of tomorrow for Equippo. Ronny is passionate about disruptive business models, challenging technical boundaries and passionately working to get things rolling to deliver a unique customer experience.
Ronny holds a university degree in engineering.

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David O Neill, Sales Manager

I have spent my whole life driving, fixing or selling equipment. I love problem-solving and really enjoy selling larger and more complex packages from around the world. I really enjoy coming up with cost effective solutions for both buyer and seller that make the deal work. The expertise that I gained over the past 20 years as an End-user and a Trader gives me a unique understanding of the wants and needs of both buyer and seller. It’s a pleasure to work within this talented team and look forward to assisting your needs in the near future.

Tobias Glock, Business Development Manager

I joined Equippo in 2018 after nearly 10 years at Wirtgen Group where I supported 55 subsidiaries and 150 dealers worldwide to make sure that customers were provided with fast, flexible and competitive equipment finance solutions. As Business Development Manager at Equippo I am working now with a highly motivated, experienced and truly international team on a big vision for which I happily leverage my experience in channel partner, deal operations and sales process management to meet seller and buyer expectations every day in every deal.

Frans Neubauer, Junior Manager Private Sale

In kindergarten, I always stood in the front line when there were construction machines to watch. Now I'm studying industrial engineering and know the construction industry first hand, as I've already worked on large projects in Germany and Australia. At Equippo Private Sale, I can use my expertise in process optimization to make buyers and sellers even happier. It is exciting and instructional to work in the innovative Equippo team!

Roman Bdaitsiyev, Operations

If there is one thing I can’t live without it is mountains! I am from Ukraine and love to mountain bike and climb. I have worked with languages and business operations for many years. I work on machine operations and Russian language management for Equippo. I am very happy to work with machinery and to work with the great Equippo team.

Alex Kazartsev, Frontend Developer

I’ve worked as a frontend developer since early 2011. At Equippo I am the frontend developer and I like helping to make the website the best it can be. Music is a huge part of my life. I play guitar and bass and enjoy mixing music in my home studio. I also enjoy sci-fi movies and popular science. I like working for Equippo because it is such a great environment and team.

David Collin, Manager, Sales & Customer Service

My languages are English, Spanish and French, and I graduated with an MBA in France. I love traveling around the world, being in contact with multi-national persons and working for a cross-cultural company such as Equippo. I love the fast-paced international business environment and everyday I try to learn more about international trading. For more than three years, I enjoy the South American lifestyle in the innovative city of Medellín, Colombia.

Yahor Zhuchkou, Software Developer

I’ve worked as web-developer since 2005 (since 2007 with Ruby). After managing a Ruby Department and leading a dev team I returned back to the web-developer role in Equippo, because it is a good possibility to create new web services, features, amazing backend and database tech and work with a very skilled international team.
I like visual astronomy, open source development, but also medieval history, festivals and knight fights. Sometime I play with fire poi aka fireshow.

Domenico Schwalb, Marketing Manager

I’m a Peruvian living in Rotterdam where I happily work for Equippo. I have been working in Marketing since 2011 and love to find different and innovative ways to reach out for customers and connect with them by offering relevant content. Before coming to the NL I enjoyed surfing awesome waves in Peru, now I like to ride my bike or skateboard and play an occasional squash match.

Elvira Tibboel, HR and Recruiting

The common thread that has run through my career until now is that of connecting people. People with work, companies with people and people with people. I believe it is a nice challenge to start work as a recruiter at Equippo. The international nature of the team, the innovative service provision, "the passion to change things" and of course the organizational growth really appeal to me. If I am not working, I do a lot together with my family. I have two lovely daughters, who are already becoming quite independent. If I am not working, I like to go horse riding or sail our sailing boat. In addition, I play hockey in competitions and in the winter, if there is ice, I like to put my skates on.

Andrea Barrera, Sales & Customer Service

​I am an Industrial Mechanical Engineering student​ in my fifth semester, I am passionate about engines, mechanics and motorcycles. I have worked with vehicles in the workshop area and the customer service. I am a person who loves to be constantly learning, I love nature, I live in a house in the countryside and I love reading and sharing with my family. With Equippo, I achieve the work of my dreams, which combines my passions.

Juliana Vasquez, Sales Support

​I am an industrial engineer and proudly Colombian. I like to ride bicycles, travel and spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy learning, getting to know different cultures, confronting new challenges and acquiring new skills. That's why I would like to work for Equippo, where I could learn different things every day and interact with great coworkers.

Samer Hourani, Marketing Intern

I am a Palestinian/Syrian, recently graduated from European Studies (Marketing specialisation) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. During my study I have learnt about internet marketing tools and I would like to use my knowledge in the work field. I have also studied languages (Spanish and Italian) and adding them to the languages I speak (Arabic, English and Dutch). In my spare time, I like to watch, play and analyse football matches.

Silvia Diaz, Sales Support

I have always wanted to travel around the world and discover new cultures. I studied Economics in Spain and during those years, international trade inevitably caught my attention. Now I work for Equippo in the Rotterdam branch where I can enjoy a multicultural working environment and helping customers from all over the world. Besides my chef’s soul, I am also interested in photography and I am an adventure sports lover.

Carole Williamson, Logistics and Deal Management

I fell in the construction industry a little bit by chance some years ago, and I have enjoyed it ever since. From the people within the industry to the logistics challenges I come across, I absolutely love it! I juggle between Work and Familly life based in South West France. I will do my best to deliver your machine from wherever it is located to wherever your choice of destination is.

Ardi Sopi, Back Office and Administration

At the moment I am doing my Bachelor in Applied Science with Major in Controlling and Accounting at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland). In addition to studying, I enjoy using and expanding my knowledge at Equippo. The international orientation of the company enriches the daily exchange. One of my favorite pastimes is traveling, getting to know other cultures, spending time with family and friends.

Claude Dutilh, Territory Manager

I worked several years in the construction equipment world. In the five last years I worked for Ironplanet and Ritchie Bros. The aspect of this industry I appreciate the most it's the down to earth nature of people. EQUIPPO is a new challenge for me, and it is really pleasant to work within a great team that works extremely well to satisfy its customers.

Elisa Nativel Fontaine, Sales Support

I am currently studying international trade and I am in my last year of Bachelor Business Administration. Thanks to my studies I travelled a lot. Today, I am very happy to work with Equippo, that allows me to evolve in an international environment, where I can learn many things everyday and I also like to talk with clients from around the world. I love travelling, meeting new people and discovering new cultures. My other interests are boxing, cooking and cycling.

Lena Gohlke, Sales Support

As I am currently in the last steps of my Bachelor in International Management/ Foreign Trade, it seemed to me a very good time to gain some international work experience and at Equippo I can do just that. Here, I am able to work in a young, dynamic and international team.
I've been vaulting ever since I was a kid, so needless to say that I love horses. Other than that I like cooking from time to time.